Coronavirus effect - All shopping malls in UAE to down shutters for two weeks

Daijiworld Media Network – Dubai (MS)

Dubai, Mar 23: All shopping centres, malls and open markets in UAE will be closed after 48 hours from Monday, March 23 for two weeks to prevent the spreading of coronavirus. Only the meat, fish and vegetable markets are allowed to function.

This decision was taken by the ministry of health and prevention and the national emergency crisis and disaster management authority of the country. The restaurants are also asked to give only takeaways and not to allow customers to have food inside the facility.

The decision, though taken on Monday, March 23 by the authority, will come into action only after 48 hours.

In addition to closure of public crowding places, the ministry of interior and national emergency crisis and disaster management authority has also urged the visitors and residents of the country to follow the rules and regulations and stay inside the house and venture out only for necessities and make the use of mask as per the guidance given by the health department.

All the inbound and outbound flights in UAE are also suspended for two weeks. This decision will also come into effect after 48 hours and evaluated after two weeks.



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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    UAE should have taken these steps as early as february ..when there was stark increase in cases in Iran.
    most of the gulf returnees who have reported positive in India have returned from India.

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  • Fathima, Dxb,mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    Dxb govt has planned for expo 2020. corona virus from day 1 itself has been directly attacking the economy of the world.

    Oh my lord please eradicate this virus soon. No one, but only you with your mercy for humans can do it.

    I salute all medical staffs and doctors who are 24*7 taking care of patients.

    Stay blessed all of you.

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  • Rkk, Pune / Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    This is too late, as we can infer from our cases here contributed by people who flew in from Dubai !! We in west coast of India had most impact from Dubai.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    and how did the Dubai folks get it ? Our own west coast Indians coming from Europe and other destinations carelessly gifted it while transiting ...

    God save india !

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  • Shaan, manglore/dubai

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    Dears, Don't blame Dubai!! this is global health crises,,, earlier Dubai names come, all passenger infected from Europe travel via Dubai!!

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    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    Devolved countries are taking precautionary measures but In India people are gathering together and clapping. Modiji if you are a true leader then ask people to stay at home for 14 days, take necessary steps to supply basic food items, provide additional medical Kits, provide unlimited internet connection , provide package for employees and daily wage labors etc. then only we can stop corona. if people roam freely without taking it seriously then almost impossible to stop spreading Deadly virus. May Almighty protect all of us , may he cure everyone from this deadly virus. Please God save my India .

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